Some of the Arrested Suspected Fraudsters Photo: Channels TV

Alleged Fraud: EFCC arrests 32 ‘Yahoo Boys’, impounds 12 cars

*3 Suspects claim serving NYSC members, 19 University undergraduates, 10 other vocations

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

For alleged criminal activities, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 32 suspected Internet fraudsters also known as ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Oyo State of Nigeria.

Dele Oyewale, Head of Media and Publicity at EFCC, in a statement said that the suspects were arrested by operatives attached to the Ibadan Zonal Office of the agency.

According to Oyewale, they were apprehended Tuesday, August 11 during a raid on their hideout in Ogbomoso, a town in the state.

He said in the statement: “Officers of the EFCC swept on the location after diligent analysis of a series of intelligence gathered on their alleged criminal activities.

“Three of the suspects claimed to be serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), 19 were undergraduates of various universities across the country, while the remaining 10 laid claims to sundry vocations.”

The EFCC listed names of the suspects as Oyebamiji Francis, Aremo Jeremiah, Ogbonnaya John, Anuoluwapo Matthew, Oladele Victor, Mumuni Waliyullah, Olawoyin Abiodun, and Okuwatoyin Henry.

Others are Arisekola Shina,  Babarinde Solomon,  Samson Gideon,  Joshua Adebayo,  Ajayi Ajibola, Garba Mojeed, Olatunbosun Tobiloba, and Azeez Ridwan.

The operatives of the anti-corruption Commission also apprehended Ajala Timilehin, Adebolapo Bakare, Alaba Gideon, Ogunkeye Olumide, Ogunleke Tolu, Olapade Emmanuel, Adegoke Abiodun, and Job Ayantoye.

Oyebode Pelumi, Babayanju Toluwani, Oladele Ayobami, Omonaiye Abubakar, Sattong Baking, Abisoye Kehinde, Iwajomo Nathan, and Aniyikaye Tope are other arrested suspects.

Some of the cars EFCC operatives seized from the suspects    Photo: Channels TV

The EFCC operatives recovered 12 exotic cars, several phones, laptops, and some incriminating documents from the suspect during the raid on their hideout.

The agency disclosed that its medical officials subjected the suspects to thorough screening in line with the COVID-19 prevention protocols.

Oyewale noted that they would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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